At Herndon Smile Design, Dr. Amirreza Rafaat performs oral cancer screenings to detect early signs of oral cancer. Through the use of manual detection and VELscope® technology, our dentist and team are able to check your oral cavity for signs of abnormalities. Schedule your oral cancer screening in Herndon, Virginia, at 703-464-0000.
The process of screening for oral cancer is very quick and can be performed during your regularly scheduled dental cleanings and examinations at our office. We can perform visual inspections of your smile while also utilizing VELscope technology to check for additional signs.
VELscope technology stimulates the cells in the mouth with a blue light that helps to detect changes in the tissues of the mouth. This tool is beneficial in helping our dentist and team to find abnormalities that are not visible to the naked eye. VELscope and our dentist’s oral cancer screenings are not a means of diagnosing cancer. These oral cancer screenings are a means of helping our patients to recognize signs of concern so the patient can seek the opinion of a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers.
When discovered early, most cancers are very treatable. Sadly, most people don’t discover the abnormalities in their mouth until it is too late. Schedule your oral cancer screenings at Herndon Smile Design every six months to make sure you get the care you need as soon as possible.